Two weeks ago I had a disagreement with my boss about my ability to make a recommendation for a program that I'm working on that would require a colleague that's also working on the program to use the same evaluation tool. I was told in no uncertain terms that wouldn't happen even though I make recommendations to other colleagues and to the organization as a whole all the time. As in, other than my boss, I'm the only person to issue an organizational wide memo. I didn't have the opportunity to have a follow-up conversation about this with my boss because he went on vacation and then I went on vacation. I logged into my email this morning to find that he replied to my last update with the project telling me how he wants to learn more about this project and to let him know if there's anything that I think we should be implementing writ-large across the project. I have cognitive whiplash, what do I do here?